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PIA Statement on Passage of Career Technical Education Legislation

July 25, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America President & CEO Michael Makin today issued the following statement upon the U.S. House of Representatives passage of H.R. 2353 Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century. The U.S. Senate approved the legislation earlier in the week; H.R. 2353 has been sent to President Trump for his signature. President Trump has indicated he will sign the bill into law. "PIA applauds... Read More

PIA Launches Grassroots Call to Action on Aluminum Tariffs; Urges Congress to Relay Print Industry Concerns

July 24, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA--Today Printing Industries of America (PIA) launched a grassroots call to action in response to industry impacts triggered by Section 232 Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum announced by the Trump Administration on June 1, 2018. PIA members impacted by price spikes on aluminum printing plates are urged to share their stories with Congress. Aluminum is used in the production of lithographic printing plates and the highest quality sources... Read More

Printing Industries of America Announces 2018 InterTech™ Technology Award Recipients

July 19, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA--Twelve technologies have been selected to receive a 2018 InterTech(tm) Technology Award. The technologies receiving the award have been judged as truly innovative and are expected to advance the performance of the graphic communications industry. An independent panel of judges deliberated over an outstanding selection of technology nominations that highlight the dynamic nature of the industry. This year's awards recognized... Read More

2018 Survey of Management Information Systems Published

July 11, 2018

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania--Printing Industries of America has released the 2018 Survey of Management Information Systems. This in-depth publication is a resource for companies considering an investment in management information system (MIS) software and is offered as a free member benefit to Printing Industries of America members. The publication is based on an extensive questionnaire completed by MIS providers of 44 different software programs... Read More

PIA Now Accepting Submissions to the Best Workplace in the Americas Recognition Program

July 10, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America (PIA) opened its 2019 Best Workplace in the Americas (BWA) program for submissions today with the entry deadline set for November 9, 2018. The awards program focuses on Human Relations benchmarking categories to promote companies embracing the most sought-after qualities for today's workforce: Communication & Culture, Employee Resources & Benefits, and Safety & Work Environment. Included... Read More

Printing Industries of America Announces Addition of Konica Minolta to National Buying Program

July 10, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America (PIA) is pleased to announce the addition of Konica Minolta Business Solutions to its National Buying Program. Building on the existing partnership of the two organizations, Konica Minolta will now offer considerable discounts to PIA members on more than two dozen of its bizhub and Accurio digital production printers. "For many years, Konica Minolta has been associated with Printing Industries of... Read More

PIA Seeks Speakers for 2019 Continuous Improvement Conference

July 2, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America is currently seeking speakers for its 2019 Continuous Improvement Conference to be held April 14-17, 2019 at the Fairmont Hotel in downtown Dallas, Texas. Conference organizers are seeking industry professionals willing to share their lessons learned in implementing continuous improvement strategies. Last year individuals from Excelsus Solutions, Gill Studios, GLS/NEXT Precision Marketing, Mimeo,... Read More

2017-2018 PIA Dynamic Ratios Show Printing Industry Profits Increased Last Year

June 22, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA --The 2017 Printing Industries of America Dynamic Ratios survey results are in and the findings indicate a modest rise in printing industry profitability. On average, the typical printing firm's profit as a percent of sales increased from 2.66 percent the previous year to 2.92 percent. In contrast, industry profit leaders--printers in the top 25 percent of profitability--saw their profit rates on sales dip to 8.8 percent. Profit... Read More

2018 Premier Print Award Winners Announced

June 18, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America (PIA) has announced the results of the 2018 Premier Print Awards, the world's most prominent international print competition. More than 2,000 entries were submitted for judging and 127 were awarded the coveted Best in Category honors, or as they are more affectionately known, the Bennys. This year's awardees hailed from the United States, Canada, China, Mexico, Australia, Indonesia and the United... Read More

PIA Seeks Speakers for 2019 President's Conference

June 15, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America is currently seeking speakers for its 2019 President's Conference to be held March 3-5, 2019 at the Marriott Resort Tempe at The Buttes in Phoenix, Arizona. Programming for the 2019 President's Conference focuses on sales and business development, economics and finance, future industry trends, and human resources. Speakers are needed for both general sessions, given to the entire conference audience... Read More

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